2017 NZ MX Championships: Cody Cooper, Hamish Harwood and Hayden Smith

2017 NZ MX Championships: Cody Cooper, Hamish Harwood and Hayden Smith

2017 NZ MX Nationals Rounds 4 of 4 was wrapped up today at Taupo Motorcycle Club’s Digger McKewen Park.

Cody # 1 Plate
This year’s 2017 NZ MX Nationals was held over 4 Rounds: Timaru, Rotorua, Manawatu and Taupo. The National Motocross Series was particularly competitive with a number of Australia riders making use of race-time in NZ’s MX Series prior to Australia’s MX Nationals which starts in 2 weeks time.
In MX1 heading into the Final Round today, Australia’s Dean Ferris held a one point lead over NZ’s multi-time Champion Cody Cooper (BW Honda). It was Cooper’s day going 1-1-1 celebrating the coveted 2017 MX 1 Championship Title for the 5th time.

Hamish Harwood

Hamish Harwood

The MX2 class was equally exciting with the consistent KTM rider Hamish Harwood claiming the MX2 Title for the 2nd year in a row holding off a fast finishing Dylan Walsh (Altherm JCR Yamaha).
The 125cc class was an all out KTM affair with the 16 year old Hayden Smith taking the 125cc Title for 2017.


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